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Diarrhea as pregnancy symptom ?

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I lost my virginity with my boyfriend January 9th and it's now the 19th. It was unprotected sex (bad choice) and I am now experiancing diareha for the past 3days and tiredness. My period should b coming around the 25th and the 28th but idk if I have the symptoms of pregnacy. I'm thinking about taking a test first thing tomorrow? Do I have any sign or should b concerned???

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replied January 22nd, 2010
Early Pregnancy Signs and Symptoms Answer A9387
Hi, and thanks for your medical question on eHealth forum!

Diarrhea and resultant tiredness may or may not be due to unprotected sex. Also taking a pregnancy test before your due date will show a negative result. Blood pregnancy test is the only way to confirm before the due date. This can be taken up to 5 days before the due date.

Also please talk to your partner about his STD status. If the diarrhea persists then get a stool test and a STD panel done. Meanwhile eat light, take oral rehydration solution, lactobacillus preparation and see if it helps. Take care!

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